March2019


Spring 2019: “Fried Chicken Paradise” Sneak Peek!

Posted on March 16th, by admin in Magazine, Places. No Comments

Fried Chicken ParadiseFried chicken has been famous in Crawford County for decades. Here’s why.

Photo courtesy of Chicken Annie’s Original

In the wee hours of a cold January morning, Donna Lipoglav stood over a fryer at Chicken Annie’s, cooking up some – you guessed it – chicken. A KOAM/Fox14 anchor was on his way to visit Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, and he wanted to bring the governor something that epitomized Southeast Kansas.

Fried chicken it was.

“He called, and I got here at 7 in the morning and fried him some chicken,” Donna says. “It was pretty cool.”

After all, there’s not much that’s more legendary in Southeast Kansas than its tender, juicy, crispy-coated fried chicken. The delicious tradition began 85 years ago with Annie Pichler, Donna’s grandmother and Chicken Annie’s namesake, who began serving food out of her home north of Pittsburg after her … Read More »


Spring 2019: “Off the Beaten Path” Sneak Peek!

Posted on March 16th, by admin in Magazine, Outdoors. No Comments

Off the Beaten PathBike culture grows as SEK promotes cycling

Photo courtesy of Randy Rasa

Randy Rasa has found a new hobby: dropping by the trailhead for the Lehigh Portland Trails just to peek at the cars in the parking lot. Their license plates hail from all over – from every county in the area and from surrounding states. Think Missouri, Texas and California. Their diversity, Randy says, is indicative of a trend happening in Allen County. A surging bike culture is taking root, thanks to several first-class trails, a new bike shop and a novel bike share programB. And it’s not just Allen County. There are communities of cyclists all across Southeast Kansas, and they’re coming together more often these days. PedalSEK is convening area cyclists for 12 rides in 12 months in 12 Southeast Kansas counties, and the new ABC … Read More »